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Oracle EBS Release 12.2 from A to Z.

Real Experience of a Technical Upgrade

Presentador:

Gustavo Gonzalez, CTO


gfgonzalez@itconvergence.com
@ggonza4itc

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Presenter
Gustavo Gonzlez
IT Convergence,
Chief Technology Officer

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Co-Author of Oracle E-Business Suite


Financial Handbook Third Edition
McGraw-Hill / Oracle Press

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More about Gustavo


@ggonza4itc

Oracle ACE Director Specialty Applications


More than 15 years Oracle Applications Experience
Head of IT at IT Convergence since 2006
Co-Author Oracle E-Business Suite Financials
Handbook 3rd Edition
Technical Editor Oracle Fusion Applications Development and
Extensibility Handbook
Member of the Oracle EBS Customer Advisory Board
Member of the Oracle Usability Advisory Board
Project Manager of the R12 Upgrade at IT Convergence
Project Manager of R12.2 Beta Program & Early Adopter
Project Manager of Fusion Apps Implementation at ITC
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About IT Convergence
Premier Global Oracle Services Company
Consulting, Education, Development, Testing,
Hosting & Managed Services
International Staffing / Delivery Model
Deep relationship with Oracle Development
12.2 Beta Partner
Oracle Platinum Partner and OAUG Star Partner Level Five
Recognized by Gartner
80+ R12 Upgrades Plus Roll Outs and Training Workshops
Focus is Long-Term Business Relationships
Full-Service Oracle Provider with 850+ FTEs globally

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Taking our own medicine

Used the
E-Business
Suite since
2004

Upgraded
to R12 in
January
2009

Implemented
OBIEE in
January
2010

R12.2 Beta
Program in
January
2012

And we host our systems running Oracle VM

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R12.2 Early
Adopter
since
October
2013

New Features

INTRODUCTION

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Joes Volvo 1996

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New Volvo XC90

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E-BUSINESS SUITE RELEASE 12.2


GENERAL AVAILABILITY & SUPPORT

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Oracle E-Business Suite Support Timelines


Updated Support Polices for 11.5, 12.0, 12.1& 12.2
2010

2011

2012

2013

Nov '10

2015

Nov '13

EXTENDED

11.5.10

2014

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Dec 15

SUSTAINING

EXEPTION

Offer Exception to Sustaining Support

Jan 07

12.0

PREMIER

Jan '12

Jan '15

EXTENDED

SUSTAINING

Dec16

May 09

12.1

Dec19

EXTENDED

PREMIER
Extend 12.1 Premier Support thru Dec 16

Sep18

Sep13

PREMIER

12.2
Today

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EXTENDED

Sep21

2022

E-BUSINESS SUITE RELEASE 12.2


TECHNOLOGY CHANGES

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Technology Stack Changes

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SOA Suite Uptake

E-Business Suite 12.1.3

E-Business Suite 12.2

Integrated SOA Gateway

Integrated SOA Gateway

WS
Framework

Adapter Framework
& EBS Adapter Lib

WSIF

Oracle AS & 10g for E-Business Suite

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SOA Suite

WebLogic Server 11g

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Oracle Weblogic and Licensing


Customers' existing E-Business Suite licenses will
cover Oracle Weblogic Server (WLS).
Existing E-Business Suite licenses include iAS EE,
which in turn includes WLS Basic.
EBS customers who have customized their environment
must purchase full-use iAS EE licenses.
Customers' optional use of EBS 12.2's Integrated SOA Gateway
components will require additional full-use licenses for both SOA
Suite and the Oracle Applications Adapter.

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Advantages Integrated SOA Gateway in


E-Business Suite R12.2
Use the Integration Repository user interface to generate
and deploy Oracle E-Business Suite Web services into Oracle SOA
Suite
Leverage Oracle SOA Suite to handle SOAP requests
and responses from Web service clients and consumers
at run time
Support multiple authentication types for inbound service requests
in securing Web service content and authenticating Web service
operations
Support synchronous and asynchronous (callback without
acknowledgement only) Web services
Audit and monitor Oracle E-Business Suite inbound service
operations from Service Monitor
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Single Sign On integrations with E-Business Suite


R12.2
Release 11i, 12.0 & 12.1

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Release 12.2

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E-Business Suite R12.2 Online Patching

E-Business Suite
will remain
available to users
during patching
operations

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Downtime
window will
be predictable
and in minutes

Patches are
applied while the
production
application
remains online

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Online Patching Cycle - Phases


Users Online

Users Offline

Users Online

Prepare

Apply

Finalize

Cutover

Cleanup

Copy the
production
application
code

Apply one or
more patches
to the copy

Ready the
system for
cutover

Restart
application on
patched copy

Remove
obsolete
objects

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Online Patching Cycle - Actions

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E-Business Suite R12.2 Readiness Report


Online patching Readiness Report (MOS Doc ID #1531121.1)
Online patching Analysis Report (Patch #16236081)
Available for all releases prior to 12.2

Reports all violations of Non-Editioned Objects cant reference


Editioned Objects
Some EBR violations are automatically fixed by the
12.2 upgrade
The report is key to determine the scope of effort on
custom code

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E-Business Suite R12.2 Online Patching


New Development Standards
Editionable Objects

Non-Editionable Objects

Views (ordinary,
not materialized)

Tables

PL/SQL code

Indexes

Synonyms

Materialized Views

User Types

Sequences

Virtual Private
Database Policies

Database links

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Temporary Tables

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Development challenges
Objects that contain data are
Noneditioned
Patching a table structure, must
be done through adop and the
EVs
Changes to a table are made on
the base schema and the
Editioning Views publish the
correct object layout based on
the current Edition

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E-BUSINESS SUITE RELEASE 12.2


FUNCTIONAL ENHANCEMENTS

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Functional Enhancements
Oracle Financials
Integration with Oracle Fusion Accounting Hub and
Oracle Data Relationship Management.
New tax rule Operators
Ability to schedule AP/AR Netting Batch Program
New Legislative & regulatory updates for many countries

Oracle Projects:
Costing using HR rates or using Payroll actuals
Total Time Reporting for Exempt Employees

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Functional Enhancements (Cont.)


Oracle Purchasing:
Parallel approvals
Improved Supplier User Interface Registration

Oracle Payroll and Oracle Time and Labor:


Simplified functions for local payroll administrators
Allow update person with future person type changes

Oracle Order Management:


Selling subscriptions
Enhanced Billing for Extended Warranty.

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Functional Enhancements (Cont.)


Oracle Inventory Management
New Lot Allocation
Distributed WMS integration with R12

Oracle Warehouse Management:


Streamlined mobile user interfaces, enhanced managerial workbenches,
improved catch-weight functionality and better extensibility supports greater
fulfillment flexibility.

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New in EBS Release 12.2.3

Flexfield Value
Set Security
Enhanced
Setup

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Advanced
Password
Hashing

Worklist
Header Icon

Skyros Lookand-Feel

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User Experience Design Patterns


uProven
uBest

of
Oracle
applications

scientific
usability

uInformed

by
consumer
expectations

uDesign

uDeep
understanding of
Oracle toolkit

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pattern
website

uProductivity for
applications developers

uResult: Consistent, highquality user experience built by


ADF enterprise community

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Common UX Design Patterns


Persistent
Global Area
High-Level
Actions
Streamlines
Navigation

uE-Business

Suite 12.1.3

uPeople

Soft 9.1

uFusion

Applicati
ons

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EXPERIENCE AND
RECOMMENDATIONS

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IT Convergence Internal Upgrade to R12.2


More than 50 customizations
(multiple types)
Integrations (Payroll & others)
More than 350 test script ran
Multidisciplinary team
DBA, Functional, Technical,
Developers, Testers

Unit & Stress tests


Latest cutover last 16 minutes
DB Size: 500Gb

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uPerformance

metrics during online patching


uCPU & I/O on Apps and DB Servers

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Recommendations
EBS 11i. 12.0 & 12.1 users should upgrade to 12.1.3 or 12.2.
Before upgrading, 11i users should be on the minimum 11i patching
baseline.
Before upgrading, 12.0 users should be on the minimum 12.0 patching
baseline,

Oracle Database 10gR2 and 11gR1 users should upgrade to


11.2.0.4 or 12.1.0.1 (not certified for 12.2 yet)
EBS 12 users of Oracle Single Sign-On 10g users should migrate to
OAM 11gR2 Patchset 1 11.1.2.1.0
EBS R12.2 it is mandatory to apply R12.AD.C.Delta.4 and
R12.TXK.C.Delta.4 Release Update Packs (Note id: 1617461.1)

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Recommendations (Cont.)
EBS 11i users of Oracle Single Sign-On 10g users should migrate
to OAM 11gR2 Patchset 1 11.1.2.1.0
Oracle Internet Directory 10g users should upgrade to Oracle
Internet Directory 11g 11.1.1.7
Oracle Discoverer users should migrate to Oracle Business
Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE), Oracle Business
Intelligence Applications (OBIA), or Discoverer 11g 11.1.1.7
Oracle Portal 10g users should migrate to Oracle WebCenter 11g
11.1.1.7 or upgrade to Portal 11g 11.1.1.6
All Windows desktop users should migrate from JInitiator and older
Java releases to JRE 1.6.0_65 or later 1.6 updates or JRE 1.7.0_45
or later 1.7 updates
All EBS 11i, 12.0, 12.1, and 12.2 users must sign their
environment's JAR files now.
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YES

Have you started your


upgrade to R12.1.3?

NO

Are you in a phase that


can move the target
release?

Are you on 11.5 with no


direct access to 12.2?

YES
NO
Prefer to stay in R12.1.3
for 3-5 years?
NO

Are functional
enhancements in R12.2 a
priority for your
business requirements?

YES

EBS
Release
12.2

EBS
Release
12.1.3

NO

Would you prefer to


invest in a single
upgrade project?

YES

YES
Do you need high
availability provided by
Online Patching?

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Do you prefer a release


with 1,000s customers
running it?

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How to get in touch


Gustavo Gonzalez, CTO @ IT Convergence
gfgonzalez@itconvergence.com
release12@itconvergence.com
+1 (415) 962-8604 // +54 (11) 4000-8484
Twitter: @ggonza4itc

LinkedIn: bit.ly/ggonza4itc

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